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  • 1. Launching a Decade of Action 20112020,UNECE, 27-29 Belgrade
  • 2. Over the last six years the number of vehicles and fleet in Georgia has almost doubled; Death and injury on the roads has become challenging problem. 48% of deaths and 68% of injuries occur in urban areas. Fatalities in Georgia are highest in persons aged 17 to 40 year old; They are the most mobile and active part of the society. Around 25% of the beds in emergency rooms of hospitals are taken up with road accident victims; Together with human tragedies involved, road crashes cost the country around 1,5% of GDP each year.
  • 3. Government Efforts In 2008 the first road safety strategy elaborated; was 2009-2013 action plan of road safety has been approved. It envisages 20% fatality reduction target by 2013; 2004-2010 several hundreds million dollars has been invested on the development of road infrastructure, new technology and pedestrian safety schemes; Unified automated management system and 2000 new video cameras were installed; In 2010 Ministry of Education and Science approved road safety educational curriculum; New seat belt law was adopted last year which made obligatory wearing seat belts all roads of Georgia.
  • 4. Abolishing Corruption New open system of recruitment of traffic officers was established; Salaries of traffic officers has been highly increased and new insurance package provided; Working space and technical equipment of traffic officers was made compatible with the standards of the European countries; Active PR campaign, community and media support of the reform from the beginning.
  • 5. Results of Reform New Patrol Police created, with: - higher salaries; full insurance package; new uniforms; new vehicles; new equipment; new code of ethics; higher motivation; Corruption on the roads was eradicated.
  • 6. Unified Automated Management System Since 2007, more than 2000 cameras and new unified automated system were installed in the largest cities of Georgia, thus contributing to the improvement of traffic movement on roads and prevention of crimes.
  • 7. Independent Service Agency • • • • Transparent and computerized system issuing driving licenses and plates; Easy registration of vehicles and reduction of bureaucratic barriers; E-governance and connected in one network service; Single window data base and service is created .
  • 8. In 2010 The EASST/World Bank organized regional Georgia/Moldova/the UK Tackling police Corruption exchange program. It encourage cooperation in regional and cross-border projects and expertise from around the world; The EASST Road Safety Fellowship program.
  • 9. 2006-2010 years active public awareness campaigns on seatbelts were conducted in partnerships with government, media, local community, businesses and NGOs; Foundation Partnership for Road Safety: w.safedrive.ge; In November 2010, new law on wearing seat belts on all types of roads of the country was adopted by parliament;
  • 10. By Drivers By Front Passengers Safety Belt Usage on Highways 1% 1% N=29 3 Safety Belt Usage in Tbilisi N=13 3 41% 39% N=78 7 N=54 2
  • 11. By Drivers By Front Passengers Safety Belt Usage on Highways 95% 89% N=29 3 Safety Belt Usage in Tbilisi N=13 3 98% 97% N=78 7 N=54 2
  • 12. Youth Road Safety Project In 2008-2009, new road safety programme was piloted in 48 schools of Georgia. Around 20 000 pupils will be involved in the pilot project; According to the pre and post programme research, level of knowledge among children was increased by 38%; In new national curriculum entered into force from 2011 year and important part within is allocated to the learning of road safety regulations and safe route elements.
  • 13. Improved public awareness of main risk factors
  • 14. Accidents and injuries have decreased in 2010 respectively by 7% and 9.2%.
  • 15. Establish integrated road safety management system and common platform for different stakeholders, road users ; Implement ,,10 percent rule for road safety “and performance indicator programs; Support local capacity building and technical expertise by creating training and educational materials ; Minimize negative environmental impact of vehicle operation on climate and improve technical inspection system.
  • 16. Improvement of first emergency aid and implementation of one call principle; Improve data collection and analysis for developing an targeted road safety programs and schemes; Improve cross-border exchange of experience and harmonization with the EU standards.
  • 17. Welcome to Georgia during the decade ! Thank you for attention!